|La Fontaine Sylvie||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2|
Well appointed 4 bedroom barn conversion set in tranquil countryside with large private shared pool.
Nestling in glorious countryside, only a 5 minute walk from the sleepy village of Savigne sous le Lude with a bar/restaurant/shop offering freshly baked bread and croissants daily. There is an excellent large supermarket 10 - 15 mins drive away in Le Lude.
La Fontaine Sylvie is situated close to the charming market towns of Le Lude, La Fleche and Bauge. The larger chateaux towns of Saumur, Angers and Tours are only 45 minutes away by car and the famous 'Wine Trail' will take you on a tour through acres of vineyards offering many varieties of wine to taste and purchase.
The barn conversion has retained many of its original features including the large exposed timber roof trusses, stone walls and oak floors and has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped in order to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing stay.
The large airy downstairs entrance hall with double glazed sliding doors leads to 2 charming double bedrooms and a pretty twin. The fabulous bathroom is fitted with a bath, shower, wc, pedestal basin and babybath. The utility room has a washing machine, wc and handbasin.
A open tread staircase (with child safety gates) leads to a spacious living area with its original oak floor and roof beams. It is stylishly furnished around a large woodburner. The dining area next to the fully fitted and well equiped kitchen, seats 8 people comfortably.
A further seating area leads to a lovely country style master bedroom with a king size bed and an adjoining large bathroom with bath, shower, wc and pedestal basin.
The access door from the kitchen area opens to a patio, an enclosed garden and a gate leading to the field.
The 9m x 4.5m pool, for use by both properties, is located in a gated walled garden with a stone bbq, sunloungers, tables and chairs. The open summer barn has a small snooker table, table tennis table and a useful playpen for young children.
The shady gardens have ample garden furniture, another stone bbq and a gazebo for outdoor eating. The attractive gardens and pool area are illuminated at night for bbqs and dining outside.
To the side of the property there is a mown field which is fully fenced and securely gated. This area is ideal for children to run and play in complete safety.
The rural area around La Fontaine has many narrow lanes and tracks that see very little traffic which makes them ideal for walking, jogging or cycling. We have 2 adult bikes available for you to use. There is a tennis court a few minutes away and we provide raquets and balls. The nearby town of La Fleche has recently opened a new complex with a large soft play activity centre, bowling alley and a new indoor water complex which is close to a large lakeside beach with safe bathing for children. All these and many other attractions are included in our House and Tourist Information book.
Please note, the owners, Steve Benniman and Sue Coates, are living on site in the separate Farmhouse.
Kitchen fully fitted with the following: dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster, oven and hob.
Large dining table and chairs and all crockery and glassware.
Plastic plates, cup, bowls for use by pool.
Living room is combined with kitchen, there are 3 large leather settees, a logburner, and cable tv.
Four beautifully fitted bedrooms with ample storage, 3 rooms are double and 1 twin room.
There are 2 double and a single downstairs with bathroom and 1 double upstairs with bathroom.
Two bathrooms -1 upstairs and 1 downstairs with baths and showers.
The electric heating in the summer is turned off. If the weather turns chilly there is plenty of wood available for the logburner which can also be used to cook casseroles etc.
Entertainment: tv - satellite or cable, cd player, dvd player, books, games, table tennis, tv, radio.
Local water sports, swimming (indoor pool), canoeing and kayaking.
Activities within 20min drive of the property: fishing, wine tours, tennis, golf, horse riding, walking and cycling. Plus a pub/bar within 1 km.
Garden/terrace/play area: private garden, terrace patio, enclosed garden, children's play area and outdoor games area.
Off-road parking outside gite entrance door.
Not suitable for disabled visitors with mobility problems due to stairs and steps.
Separate downstairs toilet, with washing machine.
Semi-retired, born in the UK, have traveled extensively worldwide, enjoy motorcycles, classic cars and Land Rovers.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||Set in the beautiful Loire valley, within easy reach of numerous wine trails and Chateaux to explore. Close to the Le Mans race circuit, and easily accessible from the ports of Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg and Le Harve.|
|Unique benefits of property||Barn conversion maintained to a high standard on the edge of a village with off-road parking. There are fixed stair gates and cots and highchairs can be provided. A large in-ground, unheated swimming pool with parasols, tables and loungers provided, shared with the owners but guests have priority usage. There is a fixed bbq. All bedding and linen is provided but not pool towels. Situated close to the small market towns of Le Lude, Bauge and La Fleche where there are weekly farmers' markets, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.|
Various wine tasting in the vineyards around Saumur.
La Fleche Zoo a well known zoo with a good reputation and a wide selection of wildlife.